Originally Posted by shayne
I'll have to ask my Doctor about that and I'm trying to keep my salt level under 400mg but it is so hard. everything has so much salt it seem's so hard do you have any hint as to what to buy. I mean as far as seasoning salt and so forth any help will do..thank you shayne..
It is hard when one is looking to keep sodium intake down. If I was you I would try to keep it in the 1,000-1500Mg. for starters. This will give you a little more room and should work just fine. In time you will gain more expertise on how to get it lower if you wish.
There are alot of food choices out there but you have to look closely at labels.
I find that it helps to start out your day with a low sodium breakfast. This wil give you the room you need for the day.
Shredded wheat(frosted) 25 Mg.
Oatmeal from the can -0 Mg.
Cream of Wheat-0Mg.
Eggs with toast (look for bread at 130mg per slice or no salt) Use pepper.
Milk will be 150mg per cup.
Fruit is great. Coffee is good but go decaf.
the above are examples.
Lunch can be tricky especially if you eat out. You will learn how and what to watch in time.
If you go to Mcdonalds ask them to hold the salt on the fries. This should make them about 20mg. If you get a hamburger take the pickles off of it. A regular hamburger should be about 500Mg.
Restaurants, load up on salad bar. Use dressing "on the side". In other words dip the salad lightly in the dressing.
Eat chicken, but take off the skin. Avoid ham. Eat roast beef if anything. Eat baked potatoes and use butter with plenty of pepper. Desserts , for the most part are fine as salt is not really a real heavy ingrediant, just take it easy. Sweet potatoes good with butter and cinnomon.
Again, give yourself some room, (around 1000Mg-1500) and don't be to hard on yourself if you go over some. Just start again the next day.
Study labels and watch!